Performing Arts

Breck students in the musical Into the Woods
Preschool through Grade 12 students learn from faculty who are working artists in the disciplines of dance, theater, and music. Where will your child find their passion? 

From dance to the orchestra. From digital music to stagecraft. Students are part of a robust and rigorous arts education where faculty open the doors to creativity, inspire imagination, and enable students to tell their stories. 

At Breck, the performing arts are essential as an expression of our humanity and culture. Through music, dance, and drama we actively engage in what it means to be expressive and how to communicate ideas.  Through intentional practice and commitment to their craft, students will gain a wider view of the world, be articulate in expressing their unique perspective, and ultimately engage in a lifelong commitment to the arts. 

Philosophy Statement
The Breck Performing Arts Department creates an environment where all students cultivate self-expression, creativity, social interaction, collaboration and self-discipline. The faculty instills an understanding of Performing Arts across cultural and disciplinary boundaries. We inspire students’ imaginations in challenging, meaningful and bold ways.
 
Through the disciplines of dance, music and theater, students:
  • Engage in a rigorous environment where they develop techniques and skills of each discipline
  • Set goals, take risks, and view mistakes as an avenue for learning
  • Collaborate, create, innovate, and build relationships
  • Develop personal expression through a given art form
  • Encounter a pathway to understand one’s self in relation to diverse cultures
  • Study with teachers who motivate students to work to their highest potential
 

Private Music Instruction

Our Curriculum

Performing Arts Faculty

Ms. Melita Anderson

Vocal Music Teacher

Mr. David Birrow

Performing Arts Teacher

Mr. Paul Coate

Theater Director & Teacher

Ms. Risa Cohen

Dance Teacher

Mr. Eric Gustafson

Theater Manager

Ms. Melissa Hanson

Choral Teacher

Ms. Claudette Laureano

Strings Teacher

Ms. Sharon Mazion

Performing Arts Department Chair

Mr. Clay Pufahl

Band Assistant